Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump tweet, registers protest

Jan 02, 2018, 06:16
Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump tweet, registers protest

Trump has accused the Iranian government of backing terrorism groups, and named it as one of six Muslim-majority countries in his controversial travel ban.

"The president has made clear the U.S. expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan's actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance", he said.

The Trump administration said in August that it was delaying sending the $255 million in aid to Pakistan.

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"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools".

The top US general in Afghanistan, John Nicholson, said in November that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's behavior toward militants, despite the Trump administration's tougher line against Islamabad. He further accused Islamabad of harbouring the terrorists that the United States was hunting in neighbouring Afghanistan.

However, the New York Times reported Friday that Pakistan had refused to allow USA access to a militant captured in October during the rescue operation for American hostage Caitlan Coleman and her family.

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Vice President Mike Pence reinforced that message in a visit to Afghanistan just before Christmas, telling cheering American troops that "President Trump has put Pakistan on notice". NBC News could not confirm that report.

Reacting to the ongoing protests in Iran, in which now at least 12 people have been killed in clashes with security services, Trump said Iran is "failing at every level". They did not detail what conditions Pakistan would have to meet to receive the aid.

In November, the White House condemned the release of US -wanted militant Hafiz Saeed and said a refusal to re-arrest him would damage bilateral ties.

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Trump at the time said Pakistan "gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror" and vowed the administration would be tougher on the country. He also expressed a desire to see India - Pakistan's arch rival - become a closer partner.

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